24 April 2015

5 Good Things

1. Since the beginning of Spring i've been a little obsessed with flowers. They just add a touch of colour and joy to any room. There is a plant stall at Berkhamsted market (every Wednesday) that sells beautiful blooms for great prices. I've bought a few Rananculus plants and some Lavender so far. I think i'll be a bit of a regular : )

2. My parents adopted a new cat recently (after our beloved Timber passed away last November). I wasn't sure at first but it's nice having another cat around. I know this sounds soppy but I really love my furry friends. They make me so happy and I can pretty much guarantee a cuddle when it comes to our pup Ollie.

3. Sweet and Salty Popcorn has been another recent obsession of mine. I've always liked both flavours and when they are combined it is just soo good! I've bought many different brands and Sainsbury's and Morrisons win hands down. Buy a bag and crack it open on your next movie night. I can almost guarantee that you will eat it all in one go! 

4. Sunset walks. Now it's light in the evenings we are making the most of the local fields and enjoying a little evening sun. As we both work in an office it's nice to stretch out and be active after work.

5. Running. In June we are doing a 5k 'Colour run' with some friends. I'm very excited but I need to work at my training. We are doing a run every other day and so far I am progressing! It's really hard (especially when the stitches kick in) but it's worth that euphoric feeling afterwards.

Happy Friday all : )

Gemma x

3 April 2015

We are buying a house!!

Image via Pinterest

After many viewings and searching endlessly online we have finally found a house! Aaah! It's still early days as anything could go wrong up until the keys are in our hands, but it's finally happening! For those of you who have read my blog for a while will know we've been saving for years. Now it's finally happening we are both excited yet petrified of the whole process. It's all very grown up going to mortgage meetings, choosing a solicitor and getting life insurance quotes(!).
The house needs some work doing to it but we are up for the challenge. The windows need replacing and the kitchen needs ripping out and starting over. At the moment the cupboards are a nice forest green with red, yellow and green tiles. Lovely! I've been pinning like a mad woman recently looking for inspiration, there are so many beautiful kitchens out there.
The bedrooms and bathroom aren't huge so again I've been on Pinterest for clever storage ideas and making the most of the space we will have. Once we are actually in we will have a better idea of the rooms and how we will have our furniture laid out. Until then we have a few ideas to make it feel bigger (moving doorways, knocking down a wall) but we shall see!
I can't wait to share the whole process here on my blog. I'm hoping to do lots of d├ęcor inspiration posts, before & afters and DIY tutorials. Once we've settled down I'm hoping to do a lot more gardening and foodie posts too. Eek i'm so excited! After nearly 9 years together we will finally have our own home : )

Gemma x


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